Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Speaking of Abby, i was going through some old photos... trying to "organize" them (really all i ever do is reminisce, deleting a photo here, moving a photo there) when i ran across this freaky picture of Abby on Christmas Eve. Brought back the chills i got when i first noticed her there in the center of the tree surrounded by wrapped gifts.

Come on guys.
Cough up the pet photos.
Or the pix of kids.
Or other pix with fun stories.

Put a link to your flickr photo or blog post in your comment.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Abby Yoga

this is the pose I was doing just the other morning, yeah, uh-huh.
I did a little vanyasa flow class at our hotel in Hawaii.
Wow! Nearly killed myself.
Really, though, i am looking forward to
getting back to yoga.
Are you exercising this summer?
with your pets?
Any funny pet photos?

"My Thomas Birthday"

He's just so polite. i mean, "pwease, mom" and "tanks, mom" and "I wuv you, mom..." How can any self-respecting mom resist? He's been talking about his Thomas birthday cake for at least 6 months now. So i checked out a bunch of tutorials online about how to make a Thomas cake(do you have any idea how many people videotape themselves making a birthday cake and then post it on youtube?) I got a few good ideas and this was my finished product:

I mean, it isn't anything super professional... okay, it's nowhere near professional, but it isn't the worst one in cyberspace either. It's good to have a three year old.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Life on the North Shore

So i'm driving along 200 West in Bountiful, daydreaming about Hawaii when out of the corner of my eye, i spot an old camp trailer all decked out in fine hippie style. Seriously~i thought i was hallucinating. I thought i was back on the North Shore of Oahu. Turns out, it's a Shave Ice stand... called "The North Shore." Who knew? and you can get ice cream in the bottom(i did) and sweet beans in it(i didn't) and everything.

When we first tried to go to Matsumoto's for shave ice, we unwittingly (I don't have a data plan on my smart phone... so, no map) took the Hale'iwa bypass of the Kamehameha Hwy, which takes you right on past the cute little town where Matsumoto's is. I was determined, though, so we bought a paper map and went back. This time, the boys were not too thrilled

before we went in...

but after... now, that's a different story. Mmmm! Thanks for the travel tips, Hillary!!
For a little more about Matsumoto's, click here.